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1 room, 2 adults

Castle in the Sand

3-star3 stars
3701 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD, 21842, United States of America

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Ocean City Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Enjoyed our little social distancing getaway. Room was cleaner then I was expecting…Jul 21, 2020
  • My trip was really great everything was clean people were very helpful very nice and yes…Jul 12, 2020

Castle in the Sand

from ZAR 1,745
  • Room, 2 Queens and 1 Sofa Bed, Kitchenette (Waverley Bayside Efficiency) No Balcony
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds and 1 Sofa Bed, Kitchenette (Waverley Oceanfront Efficiency)
  • Room, 2 Queens and 1 Sofa Bed, Kitchenette (Waverley Efficiency Beach Level)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View (No balcony)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront (No balcony)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Castle North Beach Level)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Castle North with Balcony)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Castle South Patio Level)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Block from Beach / No Elevator)
  • Room

What’s around Castle in the Sand


  • In Midtown Ocean City
  • Ocean City Beach - 1 min walk
  • Ocean City Boardwalk - 12 min walk
  • Roland E. Powell Convention Center - 8 min walk
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park - 11 min walk
  • Planet Maze - 4 min walk
  • Isle of Wight Bay - 6 min walk
  • Ember's Island Miniature Golf - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional) - 40 min drive
  • Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 47 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 180 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 11 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Castle in the Sand’s small print

Also known as

  • Castle Sand
  • Castle in the Sand Hotel
  • Castle in the Sand Ocean City
  • Castle in the Sand Hotel Ocean City
  • Castle Sand Hotel
  • Castle Sand Hotel Ocean City
  • Castle Sand Ocean City
  • Castle In The Sand Hotel Ocean City
  • Castle In The Sand Ocean City Md
  • Castle In The Sand Ocean City Md


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Mandatory fees

Spring Break deposit: USD 300.00 per stay (for stays between 01 June - 30 June)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 5.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 11.95 for adults and USD 5.95 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 5.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Castle in the Sand

  • Does Castle in the Sand offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Castle in the Sand does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Castle in the Sand?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Castle in the Sand?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Castle in the Sand?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Castle in the Sand?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Castle in the Sand?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Anthony's Beer & Wine (7-min walk), Ristorante Antipasti (9-min walk), and Belly Busters (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 298 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Everything was very nice.
JOSHUA, us3 night trip
Fair 4,0
Not for families
Not a family friendly place. Place for a younger crowd. Woken up late most nights by rowdy party goers when they came back to the hotel.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Awesome place
Castle in the sand is always a wonderful place to stay. Staff is always kind and accommodating!!!
Brook, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great for the price
We decided kinda last minute due to covid to go. We got one of the apartments. It was good size and clean. Just wasnt super updated which was fine for what we paid. Had our own porch and entrance. Their bar is good and we were right on the beach. Walkable to great restraunts bars and jolly rogers too.
Shaun, us3 night trip
Very good 8,0
Nice view, needs some upgrades
Room was spacious with a great view. Kitchen area was nice, pull out bed was not very comfy. WiFi signal was very weak and basically nonexistent. Staff was friendly. Maid service was so-so. We had to ask for our coffee to be replenished, and we ran out of dish soap halfway through the week and it was never replaced. Overall, it was a satisfactory experience. Would recommend.
Brandon, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Really happy with my lodging choice in Ocean City
There are many choices on the beach and I picked the right one. If I say too much I won’t be able to get the room I like again LOL
Scott, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Great Location
Great location. There was a lot of noise coming from outside past midnight which was ok for me. However the noise that came from neighboring rooms in the morning was disturbing, I could hear doors opening and closing and other families talking.
Samuel, us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Would definitely recommend for the off season
A nice place. It's a little dated, and could use some repairs and sprucing, but it also has some charm. The cleaning staff could get a little loud at times (I guess it's a cultural difference), and could clean a little better, but I've seen far worse. Front desk staff was exceptional. Don't know if I would stay here in the peak season, as a regular told me the bar area is a mad house.
Greg, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great vacation.
The hotel was wonderful. The pool, room and entire facility was clean. The breakfast the last day was outstanding, Tracey was a breath of fresh air with her service. Check in and check out was quick and easy. We were ocean front and it was such a wonderful view.
Teresa, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Waverly Oceanfront
Hotel staff was friendly, room was wonderful, and we'd definitely stay again!
Trista, us5 night family trip

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